Escal'Atlantic, Saint-Nazaire

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Hop aboard the Escal'Atlantic and take an interactive ride on the high seas. This mock ocean liner, newly renovated in 2013, is an immersion museum where you guide yourself through every nook and cranny of a luxury boat, even the bridge. Almost every display has an interactive game installed that challenges you to become a ship’s captain, or a shipping company owner. You'll be responsible for guiding your vessel to success.

The history and economy of the entire world was once reliant on steam driven ocean liners. This museum retells that history, emphasizing the ocean liner’s vital role in the bigger picture of humanity’s development. A visit to Escal'Atlantic represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Saint-Nazaire trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Wasn’t expecting too much but it was a wet afternoon. The illusion of being on a liner was really well done and there was a good story told. Typically French, there was no context about who else in.....  more
    Wasn’t expecting too much but it was a wet afternoon. The illusion of being on a liner was really well done and there was a good story told. Typically French, there was no context about who else in.....  more »
  • This is the tourist attraction that you should come to Saint Nazaire for. Its aim is to show how the transatlantic crossing started (at least in France) as an immigration pipeline, developing into a.....  more
    This is the tourist attraction that you should come to Saint Nazaire for. Its aim is to show how the transatlantic crossing started (at least in France) as an immigration pipeline, developing into a.....  more »
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  • Illusion of entering and leaving a passenger ship, but it is a building with mostly posters and videos about the passenger ships of 1900-1975. Only a handful of items from ships. Good for families.
  • After a poor welcome with the ticket office shutters pulled down in our face bang on 1pm we returned at 2pm. Note to self expect all major tourist attractions to shut for lunch! Interesting well presented attraction with mock up of early 20th century ocean liners from cabins to engine rooms. Unique exit via ships lifeboats.

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